GGB Extends Range of Self-Lubricating Sinter Bronze and Sinter Iron Bearings

By: | June 25th, 2014

GGB Bearing Technology, formerly Glacier Garlock Bearings, now offers an extended range of self-lubricating sinter bronze and sinter iron bearings.

The bearings from the METAFRAM® series were developed for applications with high sliding speeds, which require low friction and resistance to frequent start/stop operation and corrosion. They are well suited for applications where conventional lubrication is not possible, and can replace existing lubricated bearings.


Manufactured by compressing metal powder under high pressure, the sintered bearings have a porous structure that can be impregnated with lubricants.  For applications with extreme temperatures and higher speeds or loads, the bearings can be impregnated with suitable solid lubricants such as MoS2 and PTFE.

Standard bearing materials include GGB-BP25™, GGB-FP20™ and GGB-SO16™, but additional materials are available for higher speeds and higher loads.


The METAFRAM® sintered bronze series is available in a standard assortment of cylindrical and flanged bushes. Available on request are sintered bronze and sintered iron plain bearings based on designs and drawings provided by the customer.

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About GGB Bearing Technology

With production plants in the U.S., Germany, France, Brazil, Slovakia and China, GGB is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance self-lubricating and prelubricated plain bearings. The company supplies more than 50,000 customers worldwide in countless applications and industries, including automotive, fluid power, agricultural and construction machinery, sports and recreation equipment, renewable energy, primary metals and general industry. Its plain bearing portfolio includes metal polymer, solid polymer, filament wound and metals and bimetals, as well as bushing blocks, thrust plates and specialized housings and assemblies. In addition GGB offers industry-leading R&D and testing facilities, flexible production,  technical support and a global distributor  network.


Marshall Smith

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